The Awesome Fest Brings Tribeca To Philly; Presents 4 Free Screenings Straight From Tribeca Film!

(PHILADELPHIA, PA) April 11th, 2012 – The Awesome Fest and Tribeca Film have teamed up to bring four new releases to Philadelphia, over the course of two nights, beginning on April 30th, just on the heels
of their release in New York and on VOD nationwide. Each screening will take place at The Trocadero Theatre.

“This is about as exciting as it gets for us” said Awesome Fest
Founder/Artistic Director Josh Goldbloom, “Tribeca Film is a strong
supporter of the independent film community and I’m honored to be able
to showcase their brand new 2012 titles in Philadelphia, and grateful
for their commitment on helping us build a top-tier film community to
our city. The fact that we’re able to make these screenings free of
charge, is just icing on the cake. This is a truly one-of-a-kind

All four titles will be making their Philadelphia Premiere, having
been just made available on VOD nationwide on April 17th, one day
before their US premiere at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival in New York

The titles include:

The Giant Mechanical Man
Directed By Lee Kirk

Monday, April 30th, 8PM

THE GIANT MECHANICAL MAN is a charming comedic romance between Janice
(Jenna Fischer), a woman in her 30’s who has yet to learn how to
navigate adulthood and Tim (Chris Messina), a devoted street performer
who finds that his unique talents as a “living statue” don’t exactly
pay the bills. Out of work and forced to move in with her
overbearing sister (Malin Akerman), Janice is on the receiving end of
well-intentioned but misguided pressure to date an egotistical
self-help guru (Topher Grace). Everyone seems to know what’s best for
Janice, but Tim helps her find her own voice and realize that it only
takes one person to make you feel important.

Death of a Superhero
Directed By Ian FitzGibbon

Monday, April 30th, 10PM

Donald is a teenager with extraordinary artistic talents. His future
as a graphic novel artist should be bright. As his life is consumed by
fantastic daydreams, Donald soon discovers that a very real enemy is
trying to kill him. With an unorthodox psychologist teaching Donald
to find the light in life in an otherwise dark world, DEATH OF A
SUPERHERO tells the story of discovering life, love, and death in this
exceptionally honest portrayal of a teenage boy facing his own
Directed by Ian FitzGibbon (PERRIER’S BOUNTY) and based on the novel
by internationally acclaimed author Anthony McCarten, DEATH OF A

Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story
Directed By Raymond De Felitta

Tuesday, May 1st, 8PM

Booker Wright was an African-American restaurant owner who also served
double-duty as a waiter in a “whites-only” restaurant in Mississippi
in the 1960’s. He became an unlikely activist for the Civil Rights
movement when he appeared on a network TV documentary reporting on the
changing times in his small town. Exploding the myth of who he was and
his experience serving the white community, Booker’s appearance set
off a chain of events that eventually led to his untimely murder.
BOOKER’S PLACE: A MISSISSIPPI STORY follows director Raymond De
Felitta (CITY ISLAND), whose father directed the original 1966
documentary, as he journeys through past and present-day Mississippi
with Booker’s granddaughter, searching for details around Booker’s
courageous life and shocking murder, while also exploring the impact
the film had not only on the local community but also on Raymond’s

Sleepless Night
Directed By Frederic Jardin

Tuesday, May 1st – 10PM

SLEEPLESS NIGHT tells the story of Vincent, a respected and dedicated
police officer – or so it seems. After he and a colleague are
recognized while stealing a massive bag of cocaine from drug dealers
employed by local mob boss Marciano, Vincent quickly finds himself
trapped in a situation that no parent would envy: his son has been
kidnapped with the promise of execution if he doesn’t immediately
deliver the bag back to its rightful owner. Vincent heads to
Marciano’s nightclub on the outskirts of Paris to make the swap, but
competing interests and misplaced loyalties soon threaten to
complicate the exchange. The ensuing game of cat-and-mouse quickly
spirals into madness, sprawling across every seedy back room and
pulsating, claustrophobic inch of the crowded dance floor. With
enemies on all sides and time working against him, the night to come
might not only be the longest but also the last of Vincent and his
young son’s life.